Faculty Minigrants

CCEL provides minigrant funding for faculty in two areas:
Research or Projects:  to conduct community engaged research or plan and carry out community projects.
Curriculum:  to create or redesign curriculum incorporating community engagement and community partnerships. 



Contact Donna Aguiniga for more information:

dmaguiniga@alaska.edu / 907-786-4087


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Funding is available for full-time faculty for these two types of community-engaged activities that further develop partnerships, involving students, faculty, and community members as participants in addressing public issues.  Awards are open to full-time faculty in all UAA schools and colleges and at all campuses. Junior faculty, faculty teaching GER courses, and faculty in under-represented disciplines are encouraged to apply. Funded proposals will conduct community engaged research or plan and carry out community projects and involve UAA students whenever possible. These projects include engaged scholarship and professional partnerships with community organizations that incorporate the principles of reciprocity and respect for community knowledge with research or creative activity.  


Spring Faculty Mini-grant Application - Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

AY 2018-19 Faculty Minigrant Awards

Daniel Anteau, Theatre

"New Kid"

Community Partner: Anchorage School District

Gabe Garcia, Health Sciences

Evaluating the Anchorage School Based Health Centers

Community Partner: Anchorage School Based Health Centers

Rachael Hannah, Biological Sciences

Anchorage Brain Bee

Community Partner: Multiple High School Science Teachers

Ian Hartman, History

Black Life in the Last Frontier: A History of African Americans in Urban Alaska

Community Partner:  Cook Inlet Historical Society and National Park Service

Hattie Harvey, Early Childhood Education

Blend Practices: Supporting Diverse Learners in Pre-K Classrooms

Community Partner: Anchorage School District Preschool Program

Agatha John-Shields, Indigenous Education

Future Indigenous Educators Group

Community Partner: First Alaskans Institute

Toby Long, Chemistry

Remote, On-Site Testing for Arsenic on the Kenai Peninsula

Community Partner: Love INC

Mike Mueller, Teaching & Learning

Creating Birding Kitsfor Youth Citizen Science in Alaska's Public Schools

Community Partner: Campbell STEM Elementary, National Park Service, Anchorage Museum

Terry Nelson, Management & Marketing

Tom Case Leadership Program

Community Partner: Clark Middle School

Marsha Olson, Communication

Campus Vote Project

Community Partner: League of Women Voters

Riva Symko, Art

Stories from Santa Fe to Anchorage

International Gallery of Contemporary Art

Kathi Trawver, Social Work

Evaluation of Mentoring of New OCS
Line Workers

Community Partner: Office of Children's Services